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You will love this creamy gnocchi with sun-dried tomatoes and basil! It’s a super easy and decadent 15 minute recipe that you’ll want to devour again and again.

Try my Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta next.

stoneware bowl with creamy sun-dried tomato gnocchi

This vegetarian gnocchi recipe makes a great main course or side dish. Ok, I said it would be a while until I did another gnocchi recipe, but apparently that didn’t last too long.

It’s quickly becoming one of my top favorite comfort foods, and gnocchi recipes tend to do well on my blog. When this idea came to me, I ran with it. Happy I did. And hopefully you will be too!

metal skillet with creamy sun-dried tomato spinach gnocchi

This recipe is crazy quick (like it’ll take you 20 minutes if you go slow kinda quick). My kinda recipe.

Busy weeknights, lazy weekends, and midnight snacks are covered. 😉

close-up of sun-dried tomato and basil gnocchi in a bowl with a fork

As always, my gnocchi recipes are made in one pan, and you don’t need to worry about cooking the gnocchi separately. It cooks right in the sauce and thickens it up beautifully.

This easy gnocchi recipe is intended to be made with the shelf-stable store-bought gnocchi to save time (find it in the dry pasta aisle or sometimes in the refrigerated pasta section where you’d find tortellini etc.).

If you love this one-pan technique but would prefer to use ravioli, try my creamy Tuscan ravioli for a similar and equally delicious recipe!

creamy gnocchi with sun-dried tomatoes and basil in a bowl

Looking for more easy gnocchi sauce ideas that cook up like this recipe? You’ve come to the right blog. I also have these:

close-up of creamy sun-dried tomato and basil gnocchi in a bowl

I hope you love this sun-dried tomato and basil gnocchi recipe! Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it or if you have any questions.

If you love the sun-dried tomato + basil flavor combo, you may also like my creamy Tuscan shrimp, Tuscan sausage pasta, creamy Tuscan salmon, or this Tuscan chicken pasta.

You will love this creamy gnocchi with sun-dried tomatoes and basil! It's a super easy and decadent 15 minute recipe that you'll want to devour again and again.
4.98 from 38 votes

Gnocchi with a Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Sauce

You will love this creamy gnocchi with sun-dried tomatoes and basil! It's a super easy and decadent 15 minute recipe that you'll want to devour again and again.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons julienned sun-dried tomatoes (I used the kind packed in oil)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine e.g. sauvignon blanc
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 pound uncooked potato gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Generous handful fresh basil sliced thin
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. 
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds. 
  • Stir in the Dijon mustard, sun-dried tomatoes, and white wine. Cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the cream and gnocchi to the pan. Give it a good stir and cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in the parmesan and basil. Cook for a couple more minutes. Give the gnocchi a taste and if it's not quite done cooking, give it a couple more minutes. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately. 

Notes

  • The gnocchi will cook right in the sauce. There's no need to pre-cook it. 
  • Makes 4 reasonably sized portions (but I'd add a side salad or garlic bread or something if you're feeding really hungry people). Easily feeds more as a side. 
  • If you don't want to use white wine for whatever reason, try subbing chicken broth. If you have to keep it vegetarian, veggie broth will work too.
  • This dish doesn't reheat very well (the sauce tends to separate). I suggest eating it fresh.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 659mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1246IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 216mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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141 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made and enjoyed many recipes from online before, but this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to leave a comment on one. This was one of the easiest, most delicious meals I’ve ever made! I always roll my eyes when recipes claim to take only 15 minutes, but this truly was a 15 minute meal. I’m excited to have found a new dish to keep in my arsenal, and I’m definitely going to check out the other recipes on your blog.

  2. 5 stars
    This is my first time making gnocchi and this was the best recipe ever so fast the only thing I did was add a little bit more garlic to it because I love garlic

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this 3 or 4 times now. It’s so good! I always add a little more sun dried tomatoes than what it calls for, as well as extra Parmesan because I love it. It’s so rich and creamy, it does well with a salad!

  4. 5 stars
    My first gnocchi recipe I have ever made (even though I absolutely love gnocchi!) and it was probably the tastiest gnocchi dish I have ever had! I substituted sage for the basil and it turned out delicious. Definitely will be making this more regularly! My mom even commented that it was the best gnocchi dish she’s ever had!

  5. Quick question…..I can’t find fresh basil where I am, would using dried basil work and if so how much would you suggest? Thank you for your gnocchi recipes and all the rest 😊

    1. Hi! You’re welcome. 🙂 So, I’ll be honest… with this recipe the fresh basil makes quite a difference, but I also often have trouble finding fresh basil here in the winter, so I totally get it. I’d probably add a tablespoon to start with, maybe? I find dried basil isn’t too strong like some other dried herbs.

    1. I removed your 1-star rating since you’re just here to spread negativity and didn’t actually make the recipe. Thousands of people who love my gnocchi recipes would disagree with you, but thanks for taking the time out of your day to inform me of this. 😀 Not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen making gnocchi from scratch, so pre-made gnocchi exists for a reason. Enjoy the rest of your day!

    2. 5 stars
      I so agree with you Natasha, I would not make gnocchi from scratch and I appreciate you having posted this recipe. We will certainly enjoy our dinner tonight and love the idea that it will all come together fast and taste delicious too.